Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Journey Back


WELCOME TO 1935...



If you have a telephone it might look like this...



and if you open a magazine you'll see advertisements like this...


During the day you might dress like this...
with shoes like this...




Your children might be busy reading this...


or this...

While you are busy reading this...


Or you might drive in this...

or this...

to go see this...

or this...

You're looking forward to this...

and you've bought this...

There's so much to look forward to...someday he will be King...



And next year is this...



You've got 4 years until you're reading this...

15 comments:

  1. And time goes on. Phones have certainly changed. Our attitudes toward cigarettes. Cars. But those shoes look sort of neat :)

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  2. You know the history nerd in me loved this post! I often pull together piles of primary sources like this to give my students a taste of what life was like during a particular time period.

    This was great!

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  3. Carol; It's interesting, isn't it? I like the shoes too...

    Stephanie; I'm also a history nerd. Of course, this is the period of my first book, so I know it rather well!

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  4. Love the shoes, the cars, and the movies. I own all of Fred and Ginger's flicks.
    Karen

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  5. I'm with Carol and Karen. I really like the shoes. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. While I was not around in 1935, enough of these ads and pictures were still part of my world when I did come along.

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  6. Karen; Aren't they great? The movies made back then were magic - true escape!

    Maryann; It's amazing how the mores of society have changed, but people remain the same.

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  7. Elisa; I want one. I'm on the hunt.

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  8. What a beautiful look back. Recently I looked at some of the older issues of Life magazine and they are full of cigarette adds.

    CD

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  9. A post where I don't feel so old! The pictures do evoke memories, however--especially the last one. I owe my existence to a grandfather who had the foresight to leave right before the invasion of Poland, as they lived at the top of the Polish corridor.

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  10. hmmm...1935. My mom was nineteen and had just moved back from Chicago with her mother and brothers to Manitoba where they were from. Life was pretty tough in the thirties for lots of people - interesting juxtaposition of the leftover wealth of the roaring twenties and the dust bowl disaster of the thirties. I too, like the shoes!

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  11. Very cool, Elspeth. When I'm antiquing, it's things of the '30's that sometimes excite me most.

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  12. What a lovely post. Those phones seem so antiquated now, but I remember ones very similar to them - in fact, I remember even older ones- ones where you spun a wheel to be connected to the operator, who then connected you to the person you wished to speak to.
    And those shoes are uber cool.

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  13. This post has such a benign beginning, Elspeth, and then you the jolt at the end. I'll bet you're a very good at tension building and plotting.

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